Chess has been proven to stimulate critical thought in children. It increases the speed and improves the quality of neural communication throughout your brain. In adults scientists have shown a link between playing chess and reducing the risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s and other mental illnesses. I gathered my initial inspiration from my love of action figures and toys as a child. If I could make the game seem more fun, and lower the barrier for entry, I would be able to encourage more people to play.